Vacation Over....

Did you enjoy your little sojourn to the country?? Good, now let's get back to that glorious "post-modern/high fantasy dystopian" world that this blog normally inhabits......

"Come along sir........."

In my last post, I looked back at some of the scenery I've built, concentrating on natural landscapes, but most of the stuff I do is small scale skirmishes in run-down inner city locations (think Tower Hamlets on a Saturday night) I've never been great with making buildings, they take forever (mine do, anyway) and they never look quite right.

With this in mind, I turned to using paper buildings, downloaded from the interweb and put together by my own fair (if somewhat chubby and unsteady) hands.

There are a massive amount of free templates out there to use, but for me, the ones that I felt had the look I was searching for where done by "Tommygun", you can find his awesome work here (he also does some great fantasy and "hard" sci-fi stuff too)

A selection of buildings by Tommygun 

These are normally scaled to 28mm, but using the wonders of modern technology, I scaled them down to suit my 15mm needs, some of the smaller stuff can be a little fiddly (especially if you're using a heavy card stock), but in my opinion, it's well worth it!!

I also picked up a selection of odds and ends from World Works Games. This stuff is fantastic, you simply print, cut and assemble, to make a fully interchangeable, modular scene.

This is part of the "Mayhem Armoury" pack (there is a load more in the set).

A completed module.

Armed robbery in progress...

The only issue I had is, whilst it great at 28mm, at 15mm it's just too fiddly (for my fat, shaky hands anyway) to get everything to fit together accurately, that's not a complaint, as the stuff us not made for 15mm!!

Now, what is definatly worth a look at is thier "Streets of Legend" set, again this is a self-build modular system, and again, when scaled down to 15mm is just too intricate for me; however, you remember that magnetic paper I talked about last time?...... Well, I used it here too, once rescaled (to approximatly a 5 inch square) I simply printed the images onto the paper and cut off the tags, when used with the magnetic white boards it creates a great modular road network that can be easily changed as needed

The wonders of magnetic paper

I'll leave you with a couple of shots of the Tommygun buildings in play (I hadn't done the World Works Games roads at this point), I hope you'll agree they are quite nice (miniatures are from Rebel Minis).

"Run, it's the fuzz....."

Strippers and booze beat
do-nuts everytime

All the best, 'til next time...

FC

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A Study in Green: Vacation Over....

Monday, 12 January 2015

Vacation Over....

Did you enjoy your little sojourn to the country?? Good, now let's get back to that glorious "post-modern/high fantasy dystopian" world that this blog normally inhabits......

"Come along sir........."

In my last post, I looked back at some of the scenery I've built, concentrating on natural landscapes, but most of the stuff I do is small scale skirmishes in run-down inner city locations (think Tower Hamlets on a Saturday night) I've never been great with making buildings, they take forever (mine do, anyway) and they never look quite right.

With this in mind, I turned to using paper buildings, downloaded from the interweb and put together by my own fair (if somewhat chubby and unsteady) hands.

There are a massive amount of free templates out there to use, but for me, the ones that I felt had the look I was searching for where done by "Tommygun", you can find his awesome work here (he also does some great fantasy and "hard" sci-fi stuff too)

A selection of buildings by Tommygun 

These are normally scaled to 28mm, but using the wonders of modern technology, I scaled them down to suit my 15mm needs, some of the smaller stuff can be a little fiddly (especially if you're using a heavy card stock), but in my opinion, it's well worth it!!

I also picked up a selection of odds and ends from World Works Games. This stuff is fantastic, you simply print, cut and assemble, to make a fully interchangeable, modular scene.

This is part of the "Mayhem Armoury" pack (there is a load more in the set).

A completed module.

Armed robbery in progress...

The only issue I had is, whilst it great at 28mm, at 15mm it's just too fiddly (for my fat, shaky hands anyway) to get everything to fit together accurately, that's not a complaint, as the stuff us not made for 15mm!!

Now, what is definatly worth a look at is thier "Streets of Legend" set, again this is a self-build modular system, and again, when scaled down to 15mm is just too intricate for me; however, you remember that magnetic paper I talked about last time?...... Well, I used it here too, once rescaled (to approximatly a 5 inch square) I simply printed the images onto the paper and cut off the tags, when used with the magnetic white boards it creates a great modular road network that can be easily changed as needed

The wonders of magnetic paper

I'll leave you with a couple of shots of the Tommygun buildings in play (I hadn't done the World Works Games roads at this point), I hope you'll agree they are quite nice (miniatures are from Rebel Minis).

"Run, it's the fuzz....."

Strippers and booze beat
do-nuts everytime

All the best, 'til next time...

FC

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2 Comments:

At January 12, 2015 , Blogger Chico Danks said...

Very good looks like a few of us and knocking out buildings then :)

 
At January 12, 2015 , Blogger FCBoon said...

Cheers mate, it seems to be the in thing at the moment!!!! One day I'll get around to sticking the Tommygun ones onto foamboard for extra strength, but for now they are great and so easy to use and store.

 

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